Colona Public Library

911 1st Street, Colona, IL 61241
Phone: 309-792-0548
Phone Renewal: 888-542-7259

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10a.m.-8p.m.
Saturday 10a.m.-3p.m.


Upcoming Events:


Scare Up a Good Time at our Fall Festival!

Join us on Saturday, October 18th from 1-3 p.m. Come dressed in your costumes for an afternoon of family fun. Get your face painted and watch Rick Eugene create amazing balloon sculptures you can take home!  We’ll have spooky crafts, treats, activities and prizes for all ages!


Niabi Zoo Passes

Free Computer Training

The Colona Public Library has received a grant to offer free computer training. The six-week courses will be offered in a variety of subjects from basic computer skills to the accounting package QuickBooks to various Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel. The schedule for the coursework is flexible enough to accommodate an individual's home and work obligations. The same classes would normally cost $99 without the grant.

For more information, email contact@colonalibrary.com, or call 309-792-0548 and ask for information about the technology training grant.  This program is being funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.


Check out our Miscellaneous Links page for some great sites to find reviews of movies, TV shows, games, and more!!


Stitching Fun & Friendship Together

The Colona Library is pleased to host the Betty Boop Needle Group! Join them Wednesdays at 1 p.m.!

Any and all stitching crafts can be covered.  Jolly Jackson will lead the group, and she has experience in crochet, knitting, cross stitch, and plastic canvas.  Beginners are welcome.  You are encouraged to bring a project with you, or find a new one at the class.  Join us to share patterns, ideas, talents, friendship, even recipes!  You can call Jolly at (309) 278-4778 with questions or suggestions.


Recycle @ the Library

The Colona Public Library is collecting aluminum cans (empty and rinsed please!)

Recycle!The aluminum is sold by the pound and the profits go towards library programs. Please do not drop off bags of mixed recyclables!


Library Cards

If you are living in the area and don't yet have a library card, please stop in to apply for one now!


Did You Know?

We have free internet usage on library computers and wi-fi access. If you're 18 or over, you can borrow movies on VHS and DVD - we have most new releases, in addition to holiday shows and old favorites! We now have videogames available, too!  We have books for any age for recreation and research. We can show you how to get books from any other library in our system to be delivered here for your convenience. You can request books or renew them on-line. You can even download audiobooks and e-books for free from the comfort of your own home! We also have a copier which has great features to print, scan or copy in color.


Donations

Thanks to the following patrons who have donated to the library:

Sandy Tallent, Judy Junis,Robert Oehrlein,Pat Perkins, Marian Welty, Marlene Schwartz, Kimberly Hicks,Loren Rathjen, Yuri Parker, Jackie Stickle, Harold Bennitt, Kari Clements, Eleanor Norville, Jane Forest, Betty Fisher, Marco Romero, Nancy Hamerlinck, Roland Behnke, Dennis Kelley, Jeannie Gless, Rosalie Duncan, Ramona Oltmann, Susan Brown, Sharon DeWulf, Lisa Shaw, Arlene Parker, Sandy Schneider, Jim Ausmus, Jolly Jackson.

And thanks to everyone who donates their aluminum cans, too!



 

Helpful Links

Online Library Catalog

OMNI Libraries

YA OmniLibrary

Why Can't I Find the eBook I want?

Green Planet Films

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Internet Resources

Internet Use Policy